Clearly the survey was poorly structured and assumed British Muslims interpret the words terrorism, patriotism and condemnation in the same manner as a native British person would. The survey failed to first assess their view on these words.
The survey profess that 90% of Muslims ‘condemn’ terrorism while other parts of the survey reveal that Muslims reject the idea of extremist thoughts, and will not report suspected terrorism and refuse to acknowledge that a terrorist act against non-Muslims in America on 9/11 was terrorism.
It’s a well known fact that Jihad in the Muslim world is viewed as an act of heroism, while in the West it is an act of militant violence. The neglect to structure the survey to reflect this cultural attitude, creates a polarity from the Muslims surveyed.
Muslims are more engaged in politics according to the survey, which is worrying coming from a community that refuses to acknowledge or report violent Jihad as terrorism and which feeds on conspiracy theories.
The response that muslims are ‘loyal and patriotic’ to Britain is also questionable. Muslims do not celebrate traditional activities deeply associated to British culture such as Lent (‘Pancake day’), Valentine’s day, Mother’s day, St George’s Day, Halloween, the Queens Birthday, Remembrance Day in honouring the armed forces, or Christmas. Selecting to be completely separated from the major British traditions shows a refusal to integrate. Then how are they loyal or patriotic?
Only one in 25 British Muslims believe Al Qaeda carried out 9/11 terror attack and believe ‘wild and outlandish conspiracy theories’ – but 93 per cent say they love the UK
- Think tank says it is deeply troubling that many entertain ‘wild and outlandish conspiracy theories’
- The survey of 3,000 Muslims found 96 per cent did not believe Osama Bin Laden’s group carried out the atrocity
- Seven per cent said it was a Jewish conspiracy, according to Policy Exchange
- Half said they would not report it to police if someone they knew was supporting terrorism in Syria
By Ian Drury Home Affairs Editor For The Daily Mail
Published: 00:01, 2 December 2016 |
Only one in 25 British Muslims believe Al Qaeda was responsible for the September 11 attacks on the US, a poll has found.
The research said it was ‘deeply troubling’ that so many were willing to ‘entertain wild and outlandish conspiracy theories’.
A survey of more than 3,000 Muslims found 96 per cent did not believe Osama Bin Laden’s terror group carried out the atrocity. Some 31 per cent thought the American government was behind the strikes on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon, which claimed almost 3,000 lives. Another 7 per cent said it was a Jewish plot, while 58 per cent did not know.